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03 Nissan Altima car will not shift out of park. I put a screwdriver on the shift lock to release the lock and now the shift will move. Can anybody tell me what the problem might be?

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  • showsomelove Oct 14, 2008

    mondeo man, I have brake lights and now the light have came on saying that the trunk is open, but it is not.

  • reddboi87 Jan 02, 2009

    Today my Nissan Altima won't come out of park! I have to stick a pen down into the shift lock to pull the gear down the drive and reverse! I've never had any major problems out of this car, does anyone know what this problem could be?

  • mono1974 May 17, 2009

    I have a 2003 Nissan altima 2.5s with 75k miles,yesterday while parking it,I braked, shifted from drive to reverse and heard a clunk,I backed up and braked again and shifted back to drive and heard the same clunk.I thought one of the motormounts was probably going bad,but it was impossible I had just replaced them two months ago..Today while my wife went to the store she drove arround the block,stopped at the light then pressed on the gas and the car did the same clunk noise but only louder and would not wo forward or back in any gear.My transmission never gave me any problems at all,no sliping or hesitation.has any one had this happen to them.It seems like a gear came loose inside or something.axle shafts are fine....

  • CSTACEY06 May 18, 2009

    I have the same problem with my2002 Almera did you get a solution??.Please reply to cstacey06@aol.com regards

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    Nissan will not start, will not lock or unlock with key and cannot move gear shift to nuetral

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I have the same problem with my 2002 Almera

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I had the same problem on a skyline it was a faulty wire on the back of the ignition cos the vehicle has to be in park to release the keys cant remember exact wire, or possibly shift lock itself faulty

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On the japanese cars u need to press the brake pedal to release the lock on the auto transmission.this works via the brake light switch.if u have no brake lights the switch is probably not working.replace this and see how things go.

Posted on Oct 13, 2008

  • Liam Browne Oct 14, 2008

    their is another switch on the boot lock or on the catch .check that its operating to turn light off.there also could be a cable shorting to earth between car body and switch

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